Every World Cup cycle presents every individual with an opportunity to showcase their skills on a grand stage.
For some, they live up to the pressure that comes with World Cup football thus earning a move to a new club, perhaps bigger than their current.
The 2018 edition of the tournament was no different with numerous players putting their hand up for a potential transfer away from their current club.
Aleksandr Golovin (Russia) – CSKA Moscow
The 22-year-old was already attracting interest from several clubs prior to the tournament getting underway and certainly added to his value throughout. Golovin finished with one goal and two assists in performances which would have impressed the likes of Juventus and Arsenal.
Benjamin Pavard (France)- VfB Stuttgart
If rumours are to be believed Pavard has already sealed a move to Bayern Munich who beat out the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. Having only made his international debut last year. Pavard has quickly made the right back position his own in the French system.
Domagoj Vida (Croatia) – Besiktas
That’s right the famous ponytail from the World Cup could potentially be on the move. Vida has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Liverpool reportedly favourites for his signature ahead of Chelsea.
Harry Maguire (England) – Leicester City
Just a year after arriving at Leicester, Maguire could once again be on the move after a strong World Cup. Manchester United are reportedly interested in the 25-year-old who stood tall in an inexperienced England side who finished fourth overall.
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) – Ajax
While we may have only seen glimpses of his ability following Morocco’s early exit Ziyech performed well enough to suggest he can perform at a high level. Reports throughout the tournament have suggested French side Lyon and Italian outfit AS Roma are both interested.
Ahmed Musa (Nigeria) – Leicester City
After struggling to find his feet with the Foxes since joining in 2016, a fresh start could be the best option for both parties. He played out the second half of last season with CSKA Moscow and has been linked with a loan move to Galatasaray.
Diego Godin (Uruguay) – Atletico Madrid
While he is already playing for a top club, Atletico may look to cash in on the 32-year-old who enjoyed strong displays for his nation in Russia. Reports in previous weeks have suggested Juventus could loom as a potential destination for the defender. Fellow countryman Jose Gimenez could also attract interest.
Trent Sainsbury (Australia) – Jiangsu Suning
It appears the Socceroos defender is edging closer to away from China after reports emerged suggesting he has been dropped to the side’s reserves. Sainsbury has reportedly has a close of offers in front of him from across Europe with Championship clubs Queens Park Rangers and Aston Villa arguably the most notable.
Ante Rebic (Croatia) – Eintracht Frankfurt
Rebic was one of the unsung heroes of the Croatian side who fell just short of the ultimate fairtytale, as they lost to France in the final. Several big name clubs are interested in the 24-year-old with Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham all being linked.
Juan Quintero (Colombia) – River Plate
As James Rodriguez battled niggling injury issues, Quintero stepped up to the plate to display the talent which has been touted during his career. Those performances saw clubs stand up and take notice with Real Madrid and Tottenham most notably linked.
Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark)
Schmeichel produced several big saves throughout the tournament which kept his nation well and truly alive. Chelsea most notably paid attention, reportedly lining up the 28-year-old should Thibaut Courtois depart the club.